Rawalpindi - The two-week long anti-measles special drive, which began in all tehsils and towns of Pindi district entered into its fifth day on Friday.

Executive District Officer (EDO-Health)Dr Khalid Randahawa said that the immunisation was in full swing. Under the ongoing vigorous drive, he said, over 275,000 children have so far administered the measles vaccine.

Randhawa informed that 540 mobile health teams and 192 health centres were operating in the district to complete the task of immunization.

During the campaign, he said, measles vaccination was being administered to the children between six months to ten years of age.

District Programme Coordinator Dr Javaid Iqbal urged the citizens, particularly the parents, to come forward and play their role for elimination of the crippling disease from the society. “The parents should cooperate with the special teams so that the set target could be achieved,” he added.

He said a healthy child was essential for a healthy society and this message should be conveyed to every nook and corner of the district.